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When Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

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Updated on January 11th, 2024

Miller Custom Exteriors
Miller Custom Exteriors

Just like the eyes are the window to the soul, so windows are the, well, window to the soul of your home! They let in light. They keep in the warmth or let in a cool breeze. They show the personality of a home, whether they are modern or traditional looking. They do so much for our homes but do not last forever. A broken window will need replacement, but what about a window that does not look bad? When do they need to be replaced? Read on to gather a few tips when it is time to put a new set on your home.

1. They are damaged, warped, or broken.

If your window’s problem is minor, such as needing new weatherstripping or hardware, a repair might be the best option. But replacing a damaged, warped, or broken window sash or frame is almost always preferred to attempting a repair. Do your windows fog up? Are they drafty? Do they stick when you try to open or close them? Do they refuse to stay open? If your windows are communicating in those ways, they’re telling you to replace them.

2. Your energy bill is through the roof.

Drafty windows can cause your energy bills to be about 10% to 25% higher, according to Energy.gov. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can reduce your heating and cooling bills. Bonus: If you’re considering listing your home for sale, those new windows — and the resulting energy cost savings — can be a big selling point.

3. You want to change the look of your home.

If your windows look worn, your house will too. Look to see whether the color is fading, the window material is warping, or whether old screens or storm windows detract from your home’s curb appeal. Consider installing larger windows to increase a room’s natural light, which has aesthetic and health benefits: According to the Lighting Research Center, rooms filled with natural light increase productivity and comfort, plus help regulate your circadian rhythms for better general wellness.

While we are well-known for siding and gutters, Miller Custom Exteriors has also offered replacement windows for over 25 years. There have been many advancements in the technology and design of replacement windows. In keeping with our goals of treating customers’ homes as our own, the Miller brothers did not want to provide a “one size fits all” approach to windows. We want to give customers what they need and want in a window, so we offer more than the plain white interior/white exterior vinyl window. That is why we are one of the leading window contractors in Wayne County! Call us at (800) 589-4905 to find out more!

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